Robots in law

What we learned in 2017 (2): AI, robots and social media

AI and robots in law practice From Brian Inkster: AI continued to be a de rigueur slot in legal technology conferences during 2017. But delegates inevitably left these conferences none the wiser as to what they are actually supposed to do with AI in their own legal practices or how much it might cost them. […]

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An intelligent robot lawyer – really?

Recently I encountered a tweet about a “robot lawyer” called LISA and took the bait: “Can someone please explain to me how this differs from document assembly we’ve had for decades? Intelligent? Robot? Lawyer?” Robot Lawyer LISA is a document assembly tool with a single form (an NDA). For what it is – consumer-facing document […]

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Billy, the robotic junior clerk

Billy Bot is the world’s first robotic junior clerk for a barristers’ chambers. The concept of Billy Bot came out of the huge growth in public access work that now comes directly to barristers. Members of the public can now contact chambers directly to discuss their potential cases with the clerks in chambers. This presents […]

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Don’t pay lawyers?

In this issue Casey Flaherty forcefully makes the case against the hype surrounding AI and robots in legal, particularly by vendors talking up their own offerings. He is also somewhat sensitive to those who call their offerings “lawyers” when they clearly are not. One such, indeed the one who has claimed “the world’s first robot […]

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